http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter2014-07-21T23:15:09.001ZNews CenterAdobe CQLaunch of 'How-To Guide: Renewable Energy for Parliamentarians' by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgsnoemail@noemail.orgtamar.ubiriaThe publication 'How-To Guide: Renewable Energy for Parliamentarians' was launched 4 by the Administrator of UNDP, Ms Helen Clark, and the European Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs, at the first annual Sustainable Energy For All Forum, taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York.
http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/11/launch-of-how-to-guide-renewable-energy-for-parliamentarians-by-undp-administrator-helen-clark-and-european-commissioner-for-development-andris-piebalgs2014-07-14T10:06:04.785Z2014-07-14T10:06:04.785ZMDG Report 2014 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 was launched today in New York by the Secretary-General. The report presents the latest assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs. The report shows that significant progress has been made across all goals and millions of lives have been saved. Yet, much more effort is needed in many areas. Continued progress towards the MDGs in the remaining year is essential in order to provide a solid foundation for the post-2015 development agenda.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/07/07/mdg-report-2014-released2014-07-07T14:51:07.649Z2014-07-07T14:51:07.649ZUNDPs' support for the elections in Malawinoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaVoters in Malawi headed to the polls on Tuesday, 20 May 2014, fifty years after the country's independence. Over 7.4 million people were registered to vote, a 16 percent increase from the elections in 2009, and according to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), the majority were women.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/malawi-50-years-later-the-importance-of-the-2014-elections-2014-05-27T16:37:49.052Z2014-05-27T16:37:49.052ZJMDI side-event at the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Developmentnoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaThe Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) was represented for the sixth time at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm, Sweden, and contributed through the organization of a side-event entitled “Local Authorities: the missing link to harness the potential of migration for development” which was held during the Civil Society Days on May 13th.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/21/jmdi-side-event-at-the-2014-global-forum-on-migration-and-development2014-05-24T16:39:11.210Z2014-05-24T16:39:11.210ZJoint initiative of UNDP and European cities and regions identifies opportunities for international cooperation with provinces and cities in Ecuadornoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaA delegation of representatives from the cities of Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan and the region of the Basque Country visited Ecuador to begin a relationship of innovative territorial cooperation with Ecuadorean provinces and cities. This mission is part of the initiative Innovation in Sustainable Territorial Partnerships (I – STEPS), which aims to strengthen opportunities for exchange of experiences and mutual benefit between the North and the South.
http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/09/joint-initiative-of-undp-and-european-cities-and-regions-identifies-opportunities-for-international-cooperation-with-provinces-and-cities-in-ecuador2014-05-09T09:26:01.231Z2014-05-09T09:26:01.231ZEU contributed in 2013 over EUR 185 million to UNDP email@example.comThe EU is one of UNDP's most important single contributor. In 2013, we signed 72 contribution agreements amounting to the total value of EUR 186 million. Over the period 2003-2013, EU funds to UNDP programmes total approximately EUR 3.5 billionhttp://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/09/eu-contributed-in-2013-over-eur-185-million-to-undp-interventions2014-05-09T09:27:12.663Z2014-05-09T09:27:12.663ZUNDP calls for swift action on resilience to mitigate impact of crises and firstname.lastname@example.orgOn 28 April, the UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark attended the first EU High-level Forum on Resilience held in Brussels. Organized by the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Kristalina Georgieva, and the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, the Forum aimed to facilitate a general dialogue on the resilience agenda and promote exchange of practices among key international actors involved in this field. Speaking at the event, she called for concerted action by all key stakeholders to mitigate the impact of crises and disasters.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/29/undp-calls-for-swift-action-on-resilience-to-mitigate-impact-of-crises-and-disasters2014-04-29T07:11:52.490Z2014-04-29T07:11:52.490ZGuinea-Bissau votes in bid for stability email@example.comVoters in Guinea-Bissau headed to the polls on Sunday 13 April, in a presidential and parliamentary election many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation. UNDP has has been supporting the election cycle in the country, managing a USD $6.6 million basket fund that includes financing from the EU and other donors.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/14/guinea-bissau-votes-in-bid-for-stability-2014-04-14T17:06:22.969Z2014-04-14T17:06:22.969ZWinners at the 2014 Millenium Film Festivalnoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurola
The film ”‘Life Sentences”, from the Israeli filmmakers Nurit Kedar and Yaron Shani, was awarded the“Objectif d’Or”, the Grand Award of the 6th edition of the Millenium Film Festival, which successfully concluded in Brussels on 11 April 2014.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/11/winners-at-the-2014-millenium-film-festival2014-04-11T21:54:18.074Z2014-04-11T21:54:18.074Z“Ash and Money” opens 2014 edition of the Millenium MDG Festivalnoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaThe opening ceremony of the sixth edition of the international Millenium documentary film festival, on 3 April, featured “Ash and Money”, an Estonian movie directed by Tiit Ojasoo and Ene-Liis Semper about the state of affairs in democracy, the media and grass-roots society. The movie is set in March 2010 when the popular “NO99 Theatre” announced that it would attempt to create a new successful and energetic super-party, “Unified Estonia”, through commonly used political communication tricks.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/04/-ash-and-money-opens-2014-edition-of-the-millenium-mdg-festival2014-04-04T14:55:36.561Z2014-04-04T14:55:36.561ZUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at Millenium Film Festival preview in Brusselsnoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaOn 2 April the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attended a preview of the sixth edition of the Millenium Film Festival to be held in Brussels over the next few days. Mr. Ban Ki-moon was joined for the occasion by the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva and over 110 staff of the United Nations in Brussels.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/02/un-secretary-general-ban-ki-moon-at-millenium-film-festival-preview-in-brussels2014-04-04T07:22:15.344Z2014-04-04T07:22:15.344ZOutcomes of the 10-year review of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the United Nations Development Programmenoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaThe tenth anniversary of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between UNDP and the EU, jointly signed in 2004, was observed in February 2014. To mark this occasion, UNDP launched a 10-year report on its partnership with the EU with held discussions with DEVCO to review the status and identify areas for future collaboration.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/24/outcomes-of-the-10-year-review-of-the-strategic-partnership-agreement-between-the-european-union-and-the-united-nations-development-programme2014-03-25T15:06:44.856Z2014-03-25T15:06:44.856ZReducing poverty in the world firstname.lastname@example.orgProfessor Bhagwati will speak at the next Kapuscinski development lectures to be held on 19 March 2014 at 3:30pm at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He will draw on India's experience and the lessons it offers in finding effective ways to reduce poverty.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/10/reducing-poverty-in-the-world-2014-03-10T11:44:37.940Z2014-03-10T11:44:37.940ZUNDP-EU Partnership Report email@example.com“The report we are launching today clearly demonstrates how the UNDP-EU partnership can advance human development around the world, and make a difference where it matters the most,“ said Rebeca Grynspan when she presented the first-ever report on the partnership between UNDP and the EU.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/19/undp-eu-partnership-report-launched2014-02-19T16:50:23.571Z2014-02-19T16:50:23.571ZSpeech by Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator On the occasion of the launch of the report “Towards a life of dignity for all – 10 years of strategic UNDP-EU partnership”firstname.lastname@example.orgSpeech of Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator, on the launch of the 10-year UNDP-EU report at the European Parliament in Brussels (19 February 2014)http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/02/19/speech-by-rebeca-grynspan-un-under-secretary-general-and-undp-associate-administrator-on-the-occasion-of-the-launch-of-the-report-towards-a-life-of-dignity-for-all-10-years-of-strategic-undp-eu-partnership-2014-07-10T18:50:16.955Z2014-07-10T18:50:16.955ZCelebrating the first bloom of the Arab Spring: Tunisia adopts its new Constitutionnoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaOn 27 January 2014, the new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the National Constituent Assembly, marking a historic moment for the country. This is Tunisia’s first democratic constitution and opens a new chapter in the country’s democratic transition. Since 2012, UNDP, through its Constitutional Support Project (2012-15), has been a key partner in providing support to the constitutional process and capacity development to the NCA. The project was supported by various donors, including the EU.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/14/celebrating-the-first-bloom-of-the-arab-spring-tunisia-adopts-its-new-constitution2014-02-14T09:31:14.338Z2014-02-14T09:31:14.338ZTerritorial Approach in the Post-2015 during the 2013 European Development Daysnoemail@noemail.orgasier.segurolaThe 8th edition of the European Development Days organized by the European Commission brought to Brussels thousands of development practitioners, advocates and decision-makers to debate on the approach to successfully finish off the Millennium Development Goals and outline their vision for a post-2015 development framework. In this context, the Barcelona Provincial Council, the EU Committee of the Regions and UNDP joined forces in the organization of two panels on the topic of the Territorial Approach in the post-2015.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/03/territorial-approach-in-the-post-2015-during-the-2013-european-development-days2013-12-04T12:01:48.059Z2013-12-04T12:01:48.059ZThe II World Forum of Local Economic Development email@example.comThe II World Forum of Local Economic Development was held in Brazil from 29 October to 1 November. Organized in three plenary sessions and forty-four panels, the Forum enabled a truly effective sharing of innovative policies and practices in different thematic areas within the field of local economic development. The Forum gathered 4,300 delegates of local, regional and national authorities, including a wide range of European representatives. http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/07/the-ii-world-forum-of-local-economic-development-2013-11-14T15:55:33.349Z2013-11-14T15:55:33.349ZEuropean Development Days 2013 - Territorial Approach in the Postfirstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP, the Committee of the Regions and the Diputació de Barcelona will organize two roundtable discussions on the territorial approach to post-2015 during the European Development Days to be held in Brussels on 26-27 November 2013.
http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/04/european-development-days-2013-territorial-approach-in-the-post-20152013-11-11T10:47:20.981Z2013-11-11T10:47:20.981ZUNDP leads multilateral organizations in global aid email@example.comUNDP is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released on 23 October 2013.http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/10/23/undp-leads-multilateral-organizations-in-global-aid-transparency2013-10-24T09:57:24.117Z2013-10-24T09:57:24.117Z